Matching to residency, getting married, getting my M.D., moving to a new home? That’s the goals! Let 2016 be the year of the Natticakes! Here’s a special guest poster to kick off an exciting new year – my sister, Chef Stephanie (aka Sherbet).
Hi everyone, this is Chef Stephanie with my first guest post! I’m Natalie’s younger sister and her baking partner when she’s home.
It’s New Year’s Eve, and we’re waiting to watch for the Ball to drop on TV. All we needed was a shot (or two) of alcohol to celebrate the New Year. And since it’s New Year’s Eve, we also needed some caffeine to stay up later than usual… my caffeine of choice: coffee.
It’s an understatement I’m obsessed with coffee. We just went to the city coffee festival not long after New Years and that was like heaven. I had waited over a year for this festival since I was working last festival in 2014; in 2015 it was rained out (to my great distress) and then it got rescheduled to early 2016.
This coffee cocktail recipe (from my Dessert Cocktail Swatchbook) is aptly called Dulce de Lovely.
Going back to the last day of 2015, in the end, the dessert cocktail did its thing. We stayed up past midnight…and crawled into bed around 2am New Year’s Day. Happy New Year!
Dulce de Lovely*
Splash of half and half (or milk)
Dulce de leche (or caramel syrup)
½ cup of hot black coffee
2 oz kahlua
2 oz vodka
*Makes 1 serving
In a saucepan over medium heat combine half and half and ducle de leche, stirring until combined. Stir in coffee, kahlua and vodka. Pour into warmed mug and garnish with whipped cream. Enjoy!